More worrisome is the fact the hard drive tends to consider itself "disconnected" if you accidentally jolt the laptop--you'll occasionally see the "Tap to choose what happens with removable drives" dialogue pop up while working.
The Switch 10 is about on par with its larger cousin, the Aspire E-15, as far as unnecessary third-party software is concerned. McAfee rears its ugly head here again, with a constant stream of unwanted pop-ups. But there's also a presence from Amazon, Spotify, Flipboard, Evernote, Music Maker Jam, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.
And then there's Acer's suite of useless and semi-useless software: Acer Explorer, Acer Portal, Acer Care Center, Acer Screen Grasp, Acer Touch Tools, and et cetera. Like the E-15, this stuff is relatively benign--more an annoyance than anything else.
I like the Acer Aspire Switch 10 E. Yes, it's the least powerful machine in our round-up, but it also fills a very specific, very portable niche. That's more than I can say of the Acer Aspire E-15, for instance--a relatively powerful machine that unfortunately does nothing to distinguish itself from Toshiba's more powerful C55-C. The Switch 10 stands out, and there are plenty of valid reasons why you might choose to carry one.
Would I use it as my default machine? Probably not. It's a bit too small and slow for it to be someone's primary device, I think. But it would be great as a situational supplement to a better-equipped computer.
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